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Bell County K-9 traffic stop yields drugs and trafficking charges for Arjay man

From The Bell County Sheriff's Department -

On Tuesday, March 24, 2021, at approximately 7:41pm while on routine patrol on Highway 66, Bell County K-9 Deputy Adam Southern observed the driver of a 1999 white/gray Toyota pickup truck not wearing a seatbelt.

After a traffic stop was initiated, Deputy Southern made contact with the driver, 66-year-old Jimmy Collett of Arjay, who was seen trying to hide or grab an object under the driver’s seat. Collett was then asked to exit the vehicle for a safety pat-down.

K-9 Chan was then deployed and alerted to the presence of drugs on the exterior of the driver’s side of the truck. Deputy Southern then conducted a search of the vehicle which yielded a large bag containing (6) six other large bags of a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine with a total weight of 191 grams and a street value of $20,000. Also found were several small bags of the same crystal-like substance which were individually packaged for sale, a blue Valium pill, a white Hydrocodone, a glass pipe with residue, and $919 in cash.

Jimmy Collett was then arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with trafficking in a controlled substance – 1st degree, 2nd or greater offense (greater than 2 grams – Methamphetamine), trafficking in a controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense – (drug unspecified), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

He is being held on a $5,000 cash bond.

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